Newborn Photography Potato Sack Composite | DigitalMyst Photography, Land OLakes FL

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Say hello to this little beauty, Liliana. I photographed her at her private home and was super excited when mom said she loved neutral girly tones. I found this gorgeous Signature Studio Props wrap that I matched with a peachy blanket by Bailey Knits and backdrop from Roses and Ruffles.

I thought it would be neat to show you a behind the scenes look at how I composite a newborn image before giving the parents the final product in their gallery.

A composite by definition is made up of various parts or elements. Sometimes photography poses for newborns can only be achieved by layering images and using parts of the images to make a new “final” image. Here’s an example of that below:

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For newborn safety hands should always stay on or close to baby when achieving poses like the above. For the potato sack shot I’ve found it really helpful to wrap the baby and prep the shot. I then call the parent over and have them hold the baby above the ears at the top of the head. Once I snap a workable shot to use as my lower photo I take hold on the baby just under the cheeks and snap a shot I will use to be the top part of the image (hands not touching the top of the head). I then use photoshop and remove the hands creating what you see at the very top, a final fully edited newborn image of a potato sacked sweet baby.

Enjoy!
xo

Hi, I’m Dani!

I have been photographing Tampa Bay area families for the last 6 years and have captured hundreds of smiling families behind my camera lens.  I have a passion for Pasco children and families and focus on maternity, newborns and kids as they grow.